Terms of Use

This website www.womeninhpc.org (the “Site”) is provided by the Women in HPC Initiative at The University of Edinburgh. Use of the Site is governed by these terms and conditions (together with the documents referred to on it).

Please read them now. By using the Site you indicate that you accept the Terms and Conditions and that you agree to abide by them. If you are not willing to accept these Terms and Conditions you may not use the Site.

Access

Access to the Site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on the Site without notice.

From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Site, or the entire Site, to users who have registered with us.

Disclaimer

The Site and its contents are for general information only and are provided “as is”. We make no warranties, representations or undertakings about:

  • any of the content of the Site (including, without limitation, any as to the quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness for any particular purpose of such content); or
  • any content of any other third party website referred to or accessed by hypertext link through the Site.

We make no guarantees that the Site is free from so called computer viruses. It is strongly recommended that you check for such viruses before downloading it or its contents.

Links

Links to third party websites are for your convenience only. Such websites are operated and controlled by third parties and their inclusion does not imply any endorsement or approval by Women in HPC or The University of Edinburgh of the materials on such websites.

Liability

Women in HPC and The University of Edinburgh accept no liability for any claims, penalties, loss or expenses arising from: any reliance placed on the content of the Site; the use or inability to use the Site; the downloading of any materials from the Site; or any unauthorised access to or alteration to the Site. This clause shall not exclude liability for death or personal injury caused by the negligence of in HPC and The University of Edinburgh .

Copyright

The content of the Site (including, but not limited to all text and artwork) is protected by copyright. The copyright is owned by the University or is otherwise licensed from a third party for use by the University.

You may view or download any part of the Site for private purposes, but you are not permitted, without our permission, to:

  • store the Site, or any part of the Site, for any other purpose;
  • print copies of the Site, or any part of the Site, for any other purpose;
  • reproduce, copy or transmit the Site, or any part of the Site, in any way, for any other purpose or in any other medium.

All other rights which are not specifically granted are reserved.

Privacy Policy

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Please read our Cookie Policy for details of how this site uses cookies.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the UK Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure email submission process but we advise users submitting emails using this website that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about Women in HPC or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. When you submit your email using the Subscribe link or the Get-involved form your details will be used to subscribe you to the Women in HPC email newsletter, which uses the MailChimp program. We will only add your details to the email newsletter program that this website uses if it has been made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

Email Newsletter

This website operates an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about Women in HPC initiatives. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of Women in HPC and The University of Edinburgh. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter program. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the business address at the bottom of this policy.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by no far a comprehensive list].
This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website, Women in HPC and The University of Edinburgh, through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Publishing through the Site

If you wish to publish through the Site, please be aware that other terms and conditions in addition to the Terms and Conditions may apply to such publications.

Uploading material to the Site

Other than personally identifiable information, which is covered under our Privacy Policy, any material you transmit or post to the Site shall be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary, subject to any other terms and conditions relating to publishing through the Site which are agreed with Women in HPC and The University of Edinburgh . We shall have no obligations with respect to such material and we shall have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to the Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Site any material:

  • that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience; or
  • for which you have not obtained all necessary licences and/or approvals; or
  • which constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise be contrary to the law of or infringe the rights of any third party, in the UK or any other country in the world; or
  • which is technically harmful (including, without limitation, computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data).

You may not misuse the Site (including, without limitation, by hacking).

We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on the Site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the provisions set out above or for any other reason whatsoever. In addition, we shall fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any material in breach of the provisions set out above.

Changes

Women in HPC and The University of Edinburgh reserves the right to amend or replace the Terms and Conditions at any time. If we make any substantial changes we will notify you by posting a prominent notice on the Site.

Jurisdiction

The Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Laws of Scotland and any disputes that may arise will be subject to the jurisdiction of the Scottish courts.

Enquiries

Please get in touch if you have any queries.

Send us an email: info@womeninhpc.org.uk

Or if you love envelopes as much as we do, then pop a letter in an envelope and send it to:

The Women in HPC Network
EPCC
University of Edinburgh
James Clerk Maxwell Building
Peter Guthrie Tait Road
Edinburgh
EH9 3FD
United Kingdom